In This Review

Soviet Policy in East Asia
Soviet Policy in East Asia
Edited by Donald S. Zagoria
Yale University Press, 1982, 360 pp

An undertaking with as broad a scope as this is bound to be many books in one, involving as it does bilateral Soviet relations with a number of Asian countries, a mixture of strategic, political and economic factors, and a continuing but shifting interaction between the Soviet Union's regional policies and its global relations with the United States. No consistent over-all Soviet strategy emerges, probably because none exists, but we do get an extended discussion, by a group of highly qualified authors, of all the issues, especially those pertaining to security. This is not a symposium but a carefully crafted, integrated study.